GRIFFITH, WALTER (1819 - 1846), advocate of free trade

Name: Walter Griffith
Date of birth: 1819
Date of death: 1846
Gender: Male
Occupation: advocate of free trade
Area of activity: Business and Industry; Law; Poetry; Politics, Government and Political Movements
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

his father was David Griffith of Blowty in Llŷn, who was Independent minister of Tal-y-sarn (1814-30), afterwards shopkeeper at Bethesda till 1840, and then minister at Ruabon (Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru, iii, 228, iv, 30); he died in 1843. Walter Griffith was born in August 1819, and apprenticed to a shopkeeper at Bethesda. Removing to Manchester as assistant to a hatter, he was drawn into the anti-corn-law movement, and was appointed lecturer in North Wales for the anti-corn-law league. He held meetings in the North Wales counties, wrote on free trade in Y Dysgedydd, and in 1840 published a pamphlet, Treth y Bara. He died at Abergele [? Conway] in 1846. Under the pseudonym Gwallter Bach he produced a good deal of verse.


Published date: 1959

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